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Tips on Controlling Food Costs

The cost of living is going up everywhere. Rents, utilities, and the cost of food is skyrocketing out of control. It is getting more difficult to feed a family and remain within the budget. A few tips can help people control what is spent on food. It will take some planning and discipline, but it can be done.

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The first tip is to eat home more. Most people do not realize how quickly the costs of a pizza or fast food can add up. Value menu or not, cooking at home is typically much cheaper. It is also healthier. Limit dining out, including pizzas and other takeout meals, to once or twice per month.

If time is an issue, cook extra food so left overs can be enjoyed later in the week. Pasta dishes, chicken, and casseroles are ideal for this, and they taste just as good, if not …